FC Barcelona likes to scare itself. We know it. Midweek, with a late game playing, the Catalans found a way to lose by two goals to one against Granada at Camp Nou. This weekend was therefore crucial, especially as the candidates for the title of champion, Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid, had won earlier in the weekend and were putting the pressure.
When Gabriel Paulista opened the scoring after the locker room (50th), we said to ourselves that we were not far from experiencing an incredible scenario. Worse still when Lionel Messi missed his penalty in front of Jasper Cillessen before winning it back (57th). Then the machine started up. Antoine Griezmann doubled the bet and La Pulga, with the help of the post, sent a free kick into the goal. At the end of the game, Carlos Soler closed the gap, but the Blaugranas came away well from Mestalla with three points.
Laporta is convinced
This Monday morning, they are therefore still third, two points behind the leader, Atlético and tied with Real Madrid knowing that in five short days they will welcome the Colchoneros into their enclosure. Good point for Real Madrid would you tell us. But nay, the players of Zinedine Zidane, after their semi-final return against Chelsea, in England, this Wednesday, will receive Sevilla FC, not that far either in the title race.
Neo-president Joan Laporta is also not mistaken: “ we only have four games left to win the title “. For him, therefore, if Barça wins their last four meetings, they will be sacred. A beautiful story when we remember in what state Ronald Koeman recovered his troops and, above all, how long it took to impose his paw on the stable of Ousmane Dembélé and others. La Liga promises us a thrilling end to the season.